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1. Carousel (1956)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Musical

6.9
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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. But he has heard that there is a problem with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ferenc Molnár, Benjamin Glazer | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

2. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien, Philip Stong | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

3. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.9
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This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.

Writer: William Anthony McGuire | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

4. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Writers: Robert Dillon, Ray Russell | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt

5. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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There's a crisis in Rhymeland! All the Rhymies (the characters from Nursery Rhymes) are disappearing! Gordon Goose, son of Mother Goose, and Little Bo Peep set off across Rhymeland to find ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Curtiss, Linda Engelsiepen, Hilary Hinkle | Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Harry Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Bonsall, Elayne Boosler

6. Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

Writers: Maurine Dallas Watkins, Howard Emmett Rogers, George Oppenheimer, Wallace Sullivan | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

7. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

8. Gun Crazy (1950)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Writers: MacKinlay Kantor, Dalton Trumbo, Millard Kaufman | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

9. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Klein, Robert Yost | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

10. Nightmare Alley (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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The ambitious Stanton "Stan" Carlisle works in a sideshow as carny and assistant of the mentalist Zeena Krumbein, who is married with the alcoholic Pete. The couple had developed a secret ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, William Lindsay Gresham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

11. Fox and His Friends (1975)

123 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

7.7
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Franz "Fox" Biberkopf is a working-class guy, at loose ends when his lover is arrested and the police shutter their carnival booth. In need of cash for his weekly lottery purchase, Fox lets... See full summary »

Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Christian Hohoff | Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

12. She Freak (1967)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

3.0
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Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.

Writer: David F. Friedman | Directors: Byron Mabe, Donn Davison | Stars: Claire Brennen, Lee Raymond, Lynn Courtney, Bill McKinney

13. Zenobia (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy

6.1
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A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

Writers: Corey Ford, Walter DeLeon, Arnold Belgard | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady

14. The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After local grocery clerk rescues a baby from an escaped lion, a circus owner builds him into an attraction but balks when he falls in love with his sister.

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., Barry Trivers, Francis Wallace | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie

15. Moonrise (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.

Writers: Charles F. Haas, Theodore Strauss | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Allyn Joslyn

16. Le sourire (1994)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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After he learns that a heart attack may be imminent, Pierre Francois, an old psychiatrist, becomes physically attracted to Odile, a sensuous young woman. Odile later uses their relationship... See full summary »

Writer: Claude Miller | Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Richard Bohringer, Emmanuelle Seigner, Chantal Banlier

17. The Unholy Three (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.

Writers: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins, J.C. Nugent, Elliott Nugent | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles

18. The Man in Grey (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place.

Writers: Eleanor Smith, Doreen Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Leslie Arliss | Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger

19. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Unrated | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Florey, Tom Reed, Dale Van Every, John Huston | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

20. Susan Lenox (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

Writers: Leon Gordon, David Graham Phillips, Zelda Sears, Wanda Tuchock | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

21. The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932)

Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, W.P. Lipscomb | Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Isla Bevan, Ian Hunter, Graham Soutten

22. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macaulay | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

23. High Diving Hare (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.9
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Yosemite Sam tries to force Bugs Bunny to do a high-diving act when the regular act cancels; but the bullying pipsqueak is no match for our redoubtable rabbit.

Writer: Tedd Pierce | Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

24. Carnival Magic (1981)

G | 86 min | Fantasy

3.8
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A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Weston, Bob Levine, Elvin Feltner | Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Regina Carrol

25. Heldorado (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Music, Western

7.0
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Heldorado is an annual parade celebrating Las Vegas as a frontier town. Roy is captain of the guards at Boulder Dam. He helps celebrate the town's anniversary while capturing racketeers involved with the local casinos.

Writers: Gerald Geraghty, Julian Zimet | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

26. Love in Bloom (1935)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A young girl runs away from her carnival family to make it in New York and becomes involved with a handsome young songwriter.

Writers: Frank R. Adams, J.P. McEvoy, John P. Medbury, Keene Thompson | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joe Morrison, Dixie Lee

27. The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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The notorious Jarvis gang robs a bank, one member is killed in the subsequent shootout, they ditch the getaway car, but are recognized at a roadblock as they take it on the lam and are ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Sackheim, Jerome Gruskin, Robert L. Richards | Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Ann Savage, Adele Mara, Tom Powers

28. The Glass Tomb (1955)

59 min | Mystery

5.4
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Crowds flock to a carnival sideshow to see "The Starving Man", a heavyset man who claims he can go 70 days without eating. However, a couple of murders occur at the carnival, resulting in the police becoming involved.

Writers: Richard H. Landau, A.E. Martin | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: John Ireland, Honor Blackman, Geoffrey Keen, Eric Pohlmann

29. When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

Writers: Harry Clork, John Frederick Ballard, Harvey Gates, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Samuel M. Pyke | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh, Fred Keating, Edgar Kennedy

30. Whirlpool (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Carnie owner Buck Rankin marries local girl Helen and plans to go straight, but after a brawl ends up with a twenty-year sentence for manslaughter. When a pregnant Helen vows to wait for ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Emmett Rogers, Dorothy Howell, Ethel Hill | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Allen Jenkins

31. 3-2-1 Penguins: The Amazing Carnival of Complaining (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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Creators: Nathan Carlson, Nathan Carlson, Phil Lollar, Jeff Parker | Director: Ron Smith | Stars: Mark Marten, Melissa Peterson, Annie Walker-Bright, Ron Wells

32. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Popeye comes to ask Olive out, but finds she's gone off with the title character. Popeye goes to the circus (ringmaster Wimpy) looking for her, to find she's part of the act; an aerial battle ensues.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

33. The Dizzy Acrobat (1943)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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Woody Woodpecker sneaks in to see the circus as an usher attempts to stop him. Both of them end up on the trapeze and the high wire.

Writers: Ben Hardaway, Milt Schaffer | Director: Alex Lovy | Stars: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers

34. Alias the Deacon (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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A hillbilly deacon, who is actually a cardsharp in disguise, becomes involved in a small-town fight game.

Writers: Nat Perrin, Charles Grayson, John B. Hymer, LeRoy Clemens | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Bob Burns, Mischa Auer, Peggy Moran, Dennis O'Keefe

35. The Mite Makes Right (1948)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Tom Thumb runs away from home to join the circus.

Writer: Isadore Klein | Directors: Bill Tytla, George Germanetti | Stars: Jackson Beck, Charles Irving, Cecil Roy

36. Carnival Show (1938)

10 min | Short, Music

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Using the backdrop and excitement of a local carnival, this soundie short features four different and unique acts, from the fast talking carnival barker (Clyde Hager) and the singing of Jon... See full summary »

Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Clyde Hagar, Jan Peerce, Cotton Club Tramp Band, Three DeLovelies

37. Old Maid's Mistake (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

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Writer: Al Boasberg | Director: Al Boasberg | Stars: Walter Catlett, Dot Farley, Kathrin Clare Ward, Emma Ray

38. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Carnival of Monsters: Episode One (1973)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.8
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The Doctor attempts to test his new dematerialisation circuit by taking Jo to Metebelis Three but instead the TARDIS arrives in the hold of a 1920s cargo ship.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Tenniel Evans, Ian Marter

39. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Carnival of Monsters: Episode Three (1973)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.8
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The Doctor and Jo return to the Bernice to try and aid their escape but find themselves pursued by the Drashigs.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Tenniel Evans, Ian Marter

40. The Admiral Broadway Revue (1949– )
Episode: County Fair (1949)

Comedy

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Series regulars include comic performs Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, singer/actress Mary McCarty, and dancers Marge and Gower Champion.

Writers: Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Max Liebman | Director: Max Liebman | Stars: Sid Caesar, Mary McCarty, Imogene Coca, Marge Champion

41. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: No Business Like ----- (1958)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Doc Fawcett hires Mike to find the person to whom he's paying protection money. He's received letters that threaten his daughter, a high-wire acrobat, will suffer a serious, if not fatal, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mickey Spillane, Fenton Earnshaw | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Darren McGavin, Anthony Caruso, Jeanne Cooper, Susan Morrow

42. The Great Gildersleeve (1955– )
Episode: Practice What You Preach (1955)

30 min | Comedy

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Gildy takes drastic action when he learns his girlfriend has been seen with other men.

Writers: John Elliotte, Andy White | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Willard Waterman, Ronald Keith, Stephanie Griffin, Doris Singleton

43. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Jar (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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A carnival barker sells a jar containing a mysterious, hairy, octopus-like mass to Charlie Hill of Wilder's Hollow for $12.25. He shows it to his wife Thedy, who hates it. Soon everyone ... See full summary »

Writers: Ray Bradbury, James Bridges | Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Pat Buttram, Collin Wilcox Paxton, William Marshall

44. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Dark Music (1992)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

9.0
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Andy Carr moves in the new neighborhood where things don't start out well until he figures out that there's something hidden inside his basement.

Writer: Chloe Brown | Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Graham Selkirk, Kathryn Graves, Jennie Lévesque, Leif Anderson